Large Media RSS Feeds
Large Media RSS Feeds

Media News Feeds

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Below this article on the front page of Cell-therapy.info, you will find three samples of recent news, based on queries or interrogations of data bases with certain parameters or "words". As output one receives the latest news summaries, based on the input string, limited to a certain number of words or full swing (the whole thing). The source of those news "snippets" are normally large news websites like Google, who´s expertise it is to collect the "latest" and "greatest" in News of just about everything and where the customer i.e. myself- your editor Fas- is allowed to define the "content words" of this query himself.  

Google is really unique on the web really, which allows one to define multiple parameters. Besides Google I only have found the US government related DB´s supported by the NIH as really good. All other professional news providers- whatever their name (Yahoo for instance) are second rate, since all their queries are pre-defined and most likely not of any use to the savvy user. I have made an exception for the feeds of "Science Daily" and "Medical News Today" where I selected two pre-defined feeds for "Stem Cell News" and "Stem Cell Research News" respectively.

The main thing is- whatever the "selection superiority", key is also the "actuality" of the news i.e it has to be hot and new. As long as it is not a week day, all selected providers will have some news in the selected category ( I assume)  which is very current- I will watch that for a few weeks and if not true will change the news sources...

So- what is the technology behind all this ?

 

RSS  (Rich Site Summary; originally RDF Site Summary; often called Really Simple Syndication) uses a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information: blog entries, news headlines, audio, video. An RSS document (called "feed", "web feed",[3] or "channel") includes full or summarized text, and metadata, like publishing date and author's name.
 
RSS feeds enable publishers to syndicate data automatically. A standard XML file format ensures compatibility with many different machines/programs. RSS feeds also benefit users who want to receive timely updates from favourite websites or to aggregate data from many sites. 
 
Subscribing to a website RSS removes the need for the user to manually check the website for new content. Instead, their browser constantly monitors the site and informs the user of any updates. The browser can also be commanded to automatically download the new data for the user.

How to subscribe to a feed?

To read the RSS feed updates, you need a reader, also called an aggregator. Readers can be Web based (for example, Google Reader), part of your browser (for example, Microsoft (MS) Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox), part of your e-mail client (for example, MS Outlook), or installed on your computer- I,  as an example use, RSSOwl- free software which has also has  a function to  search the web for feeds with my search parameters. Web-based and e-mail client readers let you read RSS feeds from any computer. Feed subscriptions in your browser or reader software installed on your computer will be available only on the computer used to subscribe to the feeds.
Instead of subscribing to an RSS feed, you can also use your browser to bookmark  Search Results on a page or label it as a "favorite." For example, a bookmarked Search Results page for studies on Osteoarthritis recruiting in Chicago on Clinicaltrials.gov, would appear as "Search of: Osteoarthritis | Open Studies | Chicago - List Results - ClinicalTrials.gov" in your list of bookmarks or favorites. Each time you visit the page, you will see all the current results for your search, including records that have been recently added or updated and records that have not changed.
 
But thats basically what I have been doing for you. based on my experience on the web in matters Adult Stem Cells- so, lets call this page- Cell-therapy.info- your "edited (by me) bookmark page" in matters Regenerative Medicine, since you only have to visit me here to see what is hot and where I have been looking at.  
I am therefore,  my own best customer of this site....LOL
 

 

 

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  • I made a gigantic blunder whilst setting up the website- configured the RSS site as SSL (encrypted traffic) site, although I should know that browsers have a big security problem with going from SSL to non-SSL and stop the transfer. Traffic the other way round is not issue- so that is what the status is right know until the web is fully safe, which might take a few years longer. ;)

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